Module Details

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Title People and Place
Code ENVS205
Coordinator Dr A Nurse
Geography and Planning
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2018-19 Level Two Whole Session 15


  • ​​To develop students'' understanding of the relationships between people and places.
  • ​​​To continue to develop the skills needed by students and practitioners of planning, including working in a group and carrying out independent research.
  • ​To explore planning in a different locational context.

  • ​To practice the skills needed to apply for jobs and postgraduate study.​

  • Learning Outcomes

    ​​Students will have developed their understanding of the relationships between people and places

    ​Students will have developed their skills in relation to the studying and practicing of planning and will have applied these skills in a range of contexts.

    ​​​​Students will have been introduced to, and had the opportunity to practice, undertaking independent research.

    ​Students will have practiced their employability skills​ by practicing the process of applying for a job or postgraduate course.​


    ​This module is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, group work and a field trip. The focus throughout is on the development and practical application of skills needed by planners through the analysis of the relationships between people and places.

    Topics that will be covered include:
    • ​Planning issues in Liverpool and other cities
    • Different methods of devising and answering research questions
    • Gathering and analysing data
    • Presenting data to a high standard
    • Personal Development Planning

    Teaching and Learning Strategies

    Lecture -

    Tutorial -

    Group Project -

    Field Work -

    Teaching Schedule

      Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
    Study Hours 10



    Timetable (if known)              
    Private Study 122


    EXAM Duration Timing
    % of
    Penalty for late
    CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
    % of
    Penalty for late
    Coursework    Semester 1  15  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Placement Letter & CV 
    Coursework    Semester 1  20  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Essay 
    Practical Assessment  Oral Presentation   Semester 2  15  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Assessment 3 
    Coursework  2,500 word portfolio  Semester 2  50  Yes  Standard University Policy applies - see Department/School handbook for details.  Group Report Notes (applying to all assessments) Assessment 1 Placement Letter and CV. This helps in enhancing employability skills of the students; Assessment 2 Essay which should reflect academic writing skills, referencing and is based on the Manchester Field Trip. Assessment 3 Oral Presentation Assessment 4 (portfolio of written exercises totaling 2,500 words) will include several shorter pieces of work on different aspects of the relationship between people and places and which tests students ability with regards to data collection and research skills.  

    Recommended Texts

    Reading lists are managed at Click here to access the reading lists for this module.
    Explanation of Reading List:

    ​The module will be taught within the overall theme of Health and Planning.